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Clinical Prediction Rule of Wisnivesky et al for Placing a Patient with Suspected Pulmonary Tuberculosis into Isolation

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with possible pulmonary tuberculosis should be placed in isolation using the prediction rule of Wisnivesky et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, selection

ICD-10:

A15, A16

Description:

Wisnivesky et al developed a clinical prediction rule for deciding if an inpatient with possible pulmonary tuberculosis should be placed in respiratory isolation. The authors are from Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cornell University and St Barnabas Hospital in New York City.

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